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WORKING & PASTORAL BREEDS OF WALES CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 16th April 2016
Thank you for a lovely entry. I thoroughly enjoyed my day judging this lovely breed, one of my
favourites. The ring I felt was a little small for some classes. Had we been outside on grass I
think some of the dogs could have shown themselves off better. I would just like to add some
general observations overall. Temperaments were wonderful as always. There was just one
who was not settled in the ring and that can happen sometimes. There were a few different
types, but all to like and appreciate and quite a few imports. Size and shape varied also.
I would have liked to have seen better front assemblies in quite a few, necks were short and
shoulder placements a little bit upright. This of course can affect the front movement. Bone in
general was good for the size and substance of dog. Bite and dentition was perfect and with
good, clean teeth. Heads and coats, on the whole, were very good as were markings.
Veteran Dog or Bitch (3 entries, 1 absentee)
1st Goodyear’s Harvestbank Born To Boogie. Top size, strong bitch aged 8 1/2. Lovely
temperament, shown in very good coat and condition. Enough bone for size. Dark eyes and
kind expression, well defined stop and straight muzzle, broad chest and good depth of chest.
She was alert and positive moving freely and well round the ring at a good pace.
2nd Fairclough's Ch Monalou Whats It All About. Male aged 8, smaller than above. Lovely
head and expression, good breed type. Not in his best jacket today. Sound mover, would just
have liked a little more animation.
Puppy Dog (4, 1)
1st Baldwin’s Meadowpark First Class For Fortonpark. 7 months old, showing a lot of
promise. Maturing nicely, balanced, good angulation. Good eye and typical expression, correct
bite. In good coat and moved very well for one so young.
2nd Barsby & Bonham’s Halesbern Naughty But Nice. Another lovely puppy. Slightly
longer in back to above, needs to firm up overall. Good type, head and expression. Moved
3rd Westlake’s Apriori Uill Smith For Jesterbrock (Imp. Rus.)
Junior Dog (4, 1)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall’s Meadowpark High Class. Just 14 months old. All quality.
this young dog just stood out with his maturity and overall balance. Excellent breed type, super
head and expression. Soundly constructed, lovely neckline. Broad chest, straight back, well
made hindquarters. In excellent coat and condition, Sound and typical movement it was a delight
to watch. Dog CC and Best of Breed, Working Group 1 and over the moon to see him go
Best in Show.
2nd Ellis’ Kernow Azir At Fitzford. Another youngster of 14 months, not as mature as above
but a lot to like about him, lovely breed type. Lovely head and expression. Level back, well made
hindquarters, good profile movement. His time will come.
3rd Fairclough’s Monalou Spirit Of Discovery.
Novice Dog (2)
1st Ellis’ Kernow Azir At Fitzford.
2nd Lindenau’s Nathesbern Apollo. Pleasing overall, masculine and in good coat and with good
bone. Needs to mature on and could do with more substance, plenty of time still.
Post Graduate Dog (3)
1st Bridges’ Kernow Something. Promising 20 month old. Balanced in outline. Lovely head.
eye and expression. Good fore and aft. Maturing in the right direction, in good coat. Sound mover.
2nd Hughes’ Waldershelf Causing Kaos. Masculine dog with a good temperament and alert
expression, a great character. Nicely angulated, good depth of chest. Moved with enthusiasm.
3rd Wort’s Bernfawr In Demand At Glorybern.
Limit Dog (8, 1)
Many promising dogs in this class, interesting that the first three were all imports.
1st Baldwin’s Guiness Record From Christofland To Fortonpark (Imp Cze). 2 1/2 years old.
Masculine and well constructed male of a good breed type, shape and bone. Loveley head with
flat skull, dark eye and correct bite. Shown in good condition, Good depth of chest. Typical and
2nd Green’s Alpenspirit Pure Pleasure For Arvella (Imp Can). Pleasing overall and in head
with dark eye, flat skull and straight muzzle. Lovely type, good bone and angles. Moved well.
3rd Richards' Marrack Van’t Pachthof Von Richenbern (Imp Bel).
Open Dog (5, 1)
Four super representatives of the breed in this class.
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall’s Ch Meadowpark Vertigo JW. A very handsome dog. He
is oozing quality, has a most pleasing outline, good breed type. Excellent construction, in
super coat and condition. Level back. Handled to perfection and a super mover and he should
be proud that he sired such a beautiful dog who beat him for the CC today and I was nitpicking
and I just preferred the overall balance and slightly shorter back of his son. A well deserved
2nd Deik’s Int Ch Star Is Coming Z Deikowej Doliny (ATC AS02938POL). Different type
from above but so much to like about him. Pleasing in outline, compact and balanced, good
forechest. Lovely head and expression, good bone for size, level back, good angles. Moved
well round the ring with drive and enthusiasm.
3rd Griffiths, Orme & Miles’ Ch Jaybiem Y’Euben Chozen JW ShCM.
Puppy Bitch (4, 1)
1st Baldwin’s Fortonpark Lilly’s Delight. Almost 8 months old, what a delightful little girl,
a lovely character, feminine and outgoing. Pleasing in outline, a good shape, maturing nicely.
Head and body developing well in the right direction. Balanced with good bone and substance.
Moved well coming and going and in profile. Best Puppy.
2nd Jones' Lujento Gloria Swan Song. Another promising puppy I liked, very feminine.
Lovely head, eye and bite. In good coat and condition. Nice angles, body coming on well with
good depth of chest. Moved well.
3rd Baker’s Tinland Molly Malone.
Junior Bitch (4, 1)
1st King’s Ecalpharas Moonshine Over Leapingwell. Lovely compact bitch, nicely
constructed. Feminine head, good neckline. Developing nicely, best movement in this class
with well carried tail, should do well.
2nd Bridges’ Kernow Festival Days. Another lovely youngster, developing well. Good in
head with flat skull, dark eye and gentle expression. Good shape, needs to firm up, topline
a little soft. Moved out well.
3rd Bateman’s Santala Aspects of Love.
Post Graduate Bitch (11, 2)
This was the most challenging class of the day. So many different types, Interesting to note
that my first three were all sired by the same dog.
1st Jones & Grayling’s Lujento L’Wren Bacall. A lovely and feminine medium bitch, well put
together and balanced overall. Pleasing in head, dark eye, alert expression and correct bite.
Good angles fore and aft, firm back, good depth of chest and good substance. In good coat and
condition, Lovely temperament, moved soundly without any effort round the ring. Reserve CC.
2nd Weston’s Benfawr In Vogue JW. Another feminine bitch, similar notes apply one above.
Scored on overall performance and movement today.
3rd Hundley’s Bernfawr Imagination With Welshbern.
Limit Bitch (5, 2)
1st Mair & Hartley-Mair’s Meadowpark One Lover. Lovely bitch of excellent breed type and
well constructed combined with femininity. Typical in head and lovely neckline, well placed
shoulder, firm in back. Good width and depth of brisket , well made hind quarters. In good
coat and condition. Very sound and balanced stride round the ring. Bitch CC.
2nd Griffiths, Slade & Orme’s Jaybiem Vou Doo At Potterspride JW. Another lovely bitch
shown in good coat and condition. Good type, well marked. Feminine head with flat skull, well
defined stop and straight muzzle and expressive eyes. Nicely balanced, firm back. Well off
for substance, sound movement.
3rd Bateman’s Lowcroft Athena At Santala.
Open Bitch (4, 1)
1st Mair, Hartley-Mair & Dybdall’s Ch Meadowpark Just A Dream. Beautiful bitch full of
quality, appealing in outline giving a balanced impression. Lovely head with flat skull and kind
expression. Good neckline, well made hindquarters. In good coat, good markings. Moved
well and soundly round the ring.
2nd Atherton's Athersbern Peronelle Blush. Another quality bitch, compact and balanced.
pleasing in head and expression. In good coat, good markings. Feminine. Well angulated
hindquarters, moved well with drive.
3rd Goodyear’s Harvestbank Fields Of Gold JW ShCM
Judge - Britt-Marie Young (Farouche)